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12. 22. 07:46h
Keven Stonewall, 2013 Intel ISEF finalist, takes aim at preventing colon cancer with a new vaccine, and researches its response in mice.
01. 21. 14:14h
Type Two Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke in this country and being diagnosed can feel like a life-sentence. But a Houston cardiologist says you can reverse Type Two Diabetes and heart disease if you're willing to make some healthy changes.
01. 21. 14:26h
Dentistry was an important field In ancient Egypt, as an independent profession it dated from the early 3rd millennium BC, although it may never been prominent. The Egyptian diet was high in abrasives (such as sand left over from grinding grain and bits of rocks in which the way bread was prepared) and so the condition of their teeth was quite poor, although archaeologists have noted a steady decrease in severity and incidence of worn teeth throughout 4000 BC to 1000 AD, probably due to improved grain grinding techniques. All Egyptian remains have sets of teeth in quite poor states. Dental disease could even be fatal, such as for Djedmaatesankh, a musician from Thebes, who died around the age of thirty five from extensive dental disease and a large infected cyst. If an individual's teeth escaped being worn down, cavities were rare, due to the rarity of sweeteners. Dental treatment was infective and the best sufferers could hope for was the quick loss of an infected tooth. The Instruction of Ankhsheshonq contains the maxim "There is no tooth that rots yet stays in place". No records document the hastening of this process and no tools suited for the extraction of teeth have been found, though some remains show sign of forced tooth removal. Replacement teeth have been found, although it is not clear whether they are just post-mortem cosmetics. Extreme pain might have been medicated with opium.
01. 22. 16:46h
Egyptian medicine is some of the oldest ever documented. From the 33rd century BC until the Persian invasion in 525 BC, Egyptian medical practice remained consistent in its highly advanced methods for the time. Homer even wrote in the Odyssey: “In Egypt, the men are more skilled in medicine than any of human kind,” and “The Egyptians were skilled in medicine more than any other art.” Remedies from the ancient Ebers Papyrus scrolls: • Aloe vera was used to alleviate burns, ulcers, skin diseases and allergies • Basil was written up as heart medicine • Balsam Apple (Apple of Jerusalem) was used as a laxative and as a liver stimulant • Bayberry was prescribed for diarrhea, ulcers and hemorrhoids • Caraway soothed digestion and was a breath freshener • Colchicum (citrullus colocynthus or meadow saffron) soothed rheumatism and reduced swelling • Dill was recognized for laxative and diuretic properties • Fenugreek was prescribed for respiratory disorders and to cleanse the stomach and calm the liver and pancreas • Frankincense was used for throat and larynx infections, and to stop bleeding and vomiting • Garlic was given to the Hebrew slaves daily to give them vitality and strength for building the pyramids • Licorice was utilized as a mild laxative, to expel phlegm, and to alleviate chest and respiratory problems • Onion was taken to prevent colds and to address cardiovascular problems (How did they know?) • Parsley was prescribed as a diuretic Thyme was given as a pain reliever and Tumeric for open wounds • Poppy was used to relieve insomnia, as an anesthetic, and to deaden pain • Coriander was taken as a tea for urinary complaints, including cystitis • Pomegranate root was strained with water and drunk to address “snakes of the belly” (tapeworms). The alkaloids contained in pomegranate paralyzed the worms’ nervous system and they relinquished their hold. • Persian henna was used against hair loss Disease and natural cures in Ancient Egypt Disease was not uncommon in Ancient Egypt. There were many skin afflictions and parasites from the Nile river waters. Worms and tuberculosis were common, sometimes transmitted from cattle. Pneumonia struck people who breathed in too much sand into the lungs during sand storms. But the Egyptian physicians took full advantage of the natural resources all around them in order to treat common ailments. Many of their methods are still very viable today and are considered part of the homeopathic world of medicine. Thanks to diligent record keeping, scholars have been able to translate the scrolls and appreciate what the Egyptians knew back then about anatomy, hygiene, and healing. Those scrolls, without question, paved the way for modern medicine. Source:
02. 20. 01:45h
Meet Bernando LaPallo. He is 113 years old as of August 17th, 2014 with the body of an 80 year old. He has never been sick a day in his life, goes for a walk every morning and eats mostly organic fruits and vegetables. He has a recipe for longevity that he learned from his father, who was a doctor who lived to be 98. On his 110th birthday, a local news station did a story on Bernando and he revealed the top five foods that have kept him alive this long: 1. Garlic 2. Honey 3. Cinnamon 4. Chocolate 5. Olive Oil “Whenever I’m asked a question about what I do to live so long, I tell them ‘I know you’ve heard the saying, You are what you eat,'” confessed Bernando. “My dad told me not to eat ordinary red meat. He said lamb is okay. But stay away from hot dogs, french fries. Don’t eat them.”